#AMAs The Ultimate History of Hip Hop [SOJONES INFOGRAPHIC] - I may not totally approve of all the lyrics of rappers/hip hop artists, but I can respect them for writing their material. Here's a way to break it down for those of us who think we'll never understand "the music, the movement, the one shot . . . that this genre brings opportunity once in a lifetime"
DJ Kool Herc (Clive Campbell), is a Jamaican-born American DJ who is credited with originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, New York City. His playing of hard funk records of the sort typified by James Brown was an alternative both to the violent gang culture of the Bronx and to the nascent popularity of disco in the 1970s.